From smartphones to wearables, to rural radios - design and technology are changing lifestyles, empowering democracies, improving safety and providing hope where there was none. The challenge is how do we turn this amazing power of design and technology to solve some of the most stubborn social problems facing India – voice to rural and poor population, malnutrition, illiteracy and early childhood education.
Speakers in this Groupinar are taking a leading role in tackling today’s social challenges by developing innovative tech and making sure their creations get in the hands of those who need them the most. Listen to these inspiring women from governments, NGOs, industry and academia who are working to change lives one invention at a time.
Topics we hope to cover in this Groupinar: - Speakers’ stories, motivations and experiences. - Semantic Web to Effective Social Machines - On the ground Devices, Online and Offline Tech - Smart Use of Civic, Government and User Data - Jugaad/ Frugal Innovation. - CSR, Philanthropy, Impact Investment - Social Entrepreneurship: How to Get Started. What are Some Major Challenges. - Gaining Visibility and Recognition for Your Social Venture from Cause Marketing to Fundraising. - Technology beyond Twitter and Facebook. - Leading People and Institutions In the Social Tech Area.